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What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Pepcid?

If you do not take your dose as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose!

Strengths of Pepcid

Prescription Pepcid is available in the following strengths:
  • Pepcid 20 mg tablets
  • Pepcid 40 mg tablets
  • Pepcid® for Oral Suspension (liquid), 40 mg per 5 mg (40 mg per teaspoonful).
Over-the-counter Pepcid is available in the following strengths and forms:
  • Pepcid AC 10 mg tablets
  • Pepcid AC 10 mg gelcaps
  • Maximum Strength Pepcid® AC 20 mg tablets
  • Maximum Strength Pepcid AC EZ Chews 20 mg chewable tablets (available in cool mint and berries 'n' cream flavors).
Over-the-counter Pepcid Complete chewable tablets (a combination of Pepcid with two antacids) is available in one strength (800 mg calcium carbonate/10 mg Pepcid/165 mg magnesium hydroxide) and three flavors (tropical fruit, cool mint, and berry).
Pepcid is also available in an injectable form for use in hospitals.

Generic Pepcid

Many (but not all) forms of Pepcid and Pepcid AC are available in generic form (see Generic Pepcid for more information).
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